Created on September 26, 2019
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"We are striking because we have done our homework, and they have not."
and what she fights for
- Climate protest in Hamburg, 1 March 2019
Improving the future of our planet requires a combination of global and individual actions. First, consider the environment when you particiapte in local politics and vote. You can also join activist movements or participate in climate strikes to show your representatives that this is an issue that matters to you.
For a deeper dive into 10 ways you can make a difference, and to calculate your environmental footprint, click here.
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Over 4 million on #ClimateStrike today. In 163 countries. And counting... Thank you all!! And if you belong to the small number of people who feel threatened by us, then we have some very bad news for you: This is just the beginning. Change is coming - like it or not. #FridaysForFuture (photo Shadia Fayne Wood)
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Greta Thunberg is a Swedish environmental activist focused on the risks posed by climate change.
In August 2018, when she was 15, Thunberg took time off school to demonstrate outside the Swedish parliament. Soon, other students engaged in similar protests in their own communities. Together they organized a school climate strike movement under the name Fridays for Future. After Thunberg addressed the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference, student strikes took place every week somewhere in the world. In 2019, there were at least two coordinated multi-city protests involving over one million pupils each.
Thunberg is known for her matter-of-fact speaking manner, both in public and to political leaders and assemblies, in which she urges immediate action to address what she describes as the climate crisis.
In May 2019, Thunberg was featured on the cover of Time magazine, which named her a "next generation leader" and noted that many see her as a role model. Some media have described her impact on the world stage as the "Greta Thunberg effect".